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Georgetown University (Biology and Math)
Johns Hopkins (Chemistry) (Master's)
Johns Hopkins (Chemical Biology) (PhD)
I've been tutoring high school, college students and adult life-long learners for the past 10 years, in a variety of math and science subjects. In college, I was a math major and I've continued to successfully tutor students in everything from Algebra I to Calculus I, II, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations. For math majors looking for extra help, advanced math is also one of my specialties.
I also have a PhD in biochemistry. I've taught in a classroom setting Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry. I've also been tutoring other aspects of the physical sciences, including college level Physics I and II, General Biology 1 and 2, Physiology, as well as Organic Chemistry I and II and Biochemistry. College students studying advanced science--I'm the tutor for you.
One of my greatest strengths is tutoring for the MCAT, which combines all aspects of the biochemical and physical sciences. I've also helped high school students achieve success in Biology, Physics, and Chemistry, at all levels - from regular track to 4's and 5's on the AP exams. I work individually with each student to identify their problem areas and to address their specific needs.
I enjoy working with students and find great pleasure in seeing my students succeed. I'm patient and am skilled at explaining ideas and concepts in multiple ways to accommodate the needs of the students. I have a laid back demeanor, and I try to make studying science and math as stress-free and enjoyable and enjoyable. I will always answer your calls and texts, and I'm great at responding to emergency "My problem set is due tomorrow?!?!" or "I have a test when?!" situations.
I'm always happy to provide references from the parents of previous students if you'd like them.
If you have any questions at all, or are interested in working with me, please don't hesitate to email! I've been tutoring high school, college students and adult life-long learners for the past 10 years, in a variety of math and science subjects. In college, I was a math major and I've continued to successfully tutor students in everything from Algebra I to Calculus I, II, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations. For math
Rates: individual sessions: $50 an hour; MCAT group $75/month; ASVAB students and Vets: $25 an hour
Cara Marie is approved to conduct lessons through Wyzant Online. Wyzant Online allows students and tutors to work remotely via video, audio, and collaborative whiteboard tools. For more information about how online tutoring works, check out Wyzant Online.
If you’re interested in online lessons, message Cara Marie to get started.
CM runs an MCAT prep group course that's very useful. She holds multiple online sessions daily covering all MCAT topics, reviewing main points of the content and going over practice problems with the group. The platform is interactive so you can ask questions as the lesson goes along, and also communicate with other group members. The lessons are designed so that you follow a logical trajectory of material - the topics jump around between the subjects but they make sense in terms of how they relate to each other in the MCAT and are designed to replicate the interdisciplinary nature of the exam. What I think is most helpful about the group is that you have access to tons of resources at all times. All the recordings from previous groups are available in the drop box as well as lots and lots of practice problems, homeworks, textbooks, and notes. You can go back and watch and re-watch videos for content, practice problems on your own and even ask questions as you go along through a nifty interactive drop box function (this lets you comment on any document or video which is great when a question comes up). This brings me to my final assessment - CM is really really good at getting back to your questions. She's available via text, email, and through the drop box chat. I ask A LOT of questions at all hours of the day (I'm PST and she's EST and still is able to respond to me at all hours!) and she always gets back to me really quickly (and if she can't fully answer on the spot she'll let me know she's in the middle of something and will respond more thoroughly later). She also adds in some humor and positive encouragement when I'm feeling overwhelmed. Overall, it's a great resource at a great price. Thanks, CM!
My calculus professor likes to assign complex and esoteric homework assignments. The problems stump me... and they also stump some of the tutors on Wyzant. Not Cara Marie, though. She's helped me through a couple of problem sets so far, and I've yet to encounter an area of calculus that she's not familiar with. In addition to being very good at doing calculus, she's also good at explaining it. I highly recommend Cara Marie as a calculus tutor!
High yield MCAT material you need to know that your average review books don't teach. All this in a one on one setting that caters to you, by targeting your weak points until you improve. There is no better MCAT preparation.
Today we did some hardcore physics with a bunch of geometry and completing the square and she totally tackled it. She's very patient and she worked out the problem very carefully and explained each step. She also clarified any of my concerns when I had them. Looking forward to our next lesson! :)
CM was an amazing tutor - she has classes available for pretty much every subject that might be thrown your way on the MCAT. She is accessible day or night with a simple text for any type of question or concern you may have, and this is invaluable - especially when you are taking a stressful test! If you need any sort of guided review before taking the exam, or have subjects that you need to brush up on, her MCAT course is absolutely perfect, as she teaches a topic at a time, allowing you to not be overwhelmed with information. I was able to slowly review and digest years worth of information over a couple months of classes. Thank you CM!
Great set of resources that will assist all levels preparing for the MCAT. Cara is very encouraging and will help you get set in the right direction for success. Personalized lessons to clients needs. Extremely quick to respond to tutor requests!
learning so much so far in group!!! this is a perfect option for me because i need a general review of everything being more than 5 years out of school! Cara Marie's groups force me to go through all those overwhelming subjects that I just barely understood when I first took inorganic 10 years ago!
Excellent, Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor. Guides me through each mathematical problem step by step and makes sure that I understand it. She also did helped a few months back with Linear Algebra which allow me to succeed in the class enormously.
Cara did an amazing job of teaching Multi Variable Calculus. She was clear and concise and demonstrated expert knowledge in the subject. If you are fortunate enough to have her as a teacher, you will not regret it.
Cara Marie hold's multiple group sessions daily that are incredibly helpful. As a MCAT retaker, I've used a number of resources and I attribute my confidence and exponential knowledge growth to these sessions. They are more detailed than Khan Academy videos and she gives test related examples/problems. The group sizes are smaller than Princeton Review or Kaplan so you're able to participate more and have tailored lessons. Also, Cara Marie rocks as a tutor. She responds to texts almost instantly, and is flexible to her students' needs. She prioritizes requested topics, and is supportive as test day approaches. Lastly, you can't beat the price of her group sessions. $50 for unlimited sessions, plus a dropbox of previous sessions is a steal. I wish I had found her sooner, but I would highly recommend her services for any MCAT test taker.
Main point: Use Cara Marie's group sessions if you want to be successful on the MCAT!
Cara helped my daughter with AP Chemistry concepts. Cara has a uniques ability to simplify complex concepts to make them accessible. She provided follow up work so my daughter could continue to practice to solidify her understanding. Thanks so much Cara!
My daughter's first lessom with CM. She was on time, focused & knew the subject matter well. We plan to continue working with her in Chemistry.
Cara is great. I originally found her for help with Organic, but really clicked with her teaching style and decided to join her MCAT group. She constantly has an updated group schedule, with 30 minute sessions throughout the day (morning/afternoon/night) pertaining to the different MCAT topics, so you come at the times that work best with your schedule. Cara is super knowledgeable about the info you need to know and explains it simply and efficiently!! (not an easy task with some of these sciences...). After group she also posts homework and extra practice problems. Aka- all the information to succeed on the MCAT- Cara has and will help you with!! She is also very easy to talk to and I always text her randomly whenever I have questions. I feel confident that through her I will receive all the info and help I need for taking my MCAT in May. Im so glad I found her!!
She is prompt, professional, and very smart. I will request her all the time. I love the fact that she undetrstands biochemistry and chemistry. I would like to highly rank her.
I needed to have a paper proofread before I turned it in in the evening. Cara Marie contacted me and I submitted my paper and the guidelines to her and within 3 hours she had it back to me. She corrected all of my grammatical errors and overall made the paper much more succinct. She made sure to contact me about any questions she had and she gave me suggestions that improved the quality of the paper. Great for such short notice!!
Unquestionable knowledge of the subject matter. Prior to Tutoring with Cara, I was unable to achieve C or better grade on my tests. But with tutoring my test grade is B.
CM works with my son on chemistry and math. His chemistry and math grades have improved immensely after he has started to work with her. I see a lot more consistency in his understanding of the material also. She is very patient with him and also very honest when he is not doing what he is supposed to be doing. We would recommend her to anyone!
Cara Marie was very helpful and available. The material and extra hours of practice I was able to get by joining her group was definitely more than my money's worth and kept me on track better than studying on my own. She answered everyone's questions, kept up with everyone individually and was really helpful in getting me to calm down and go over the most important concepts when I was nervous the last few days before the test. Definitely recommend!!!
Cara Marie (CM) is a genius at science and math. She is an excellent teacher who explains physics in everyday language. She also is a wiz at all high level math.
She never has to research physics answers because she knows them like the back of her hand.
Cara is a trooper. This has been a very challenging few weeks and she is really helpful in making sure our daughter is mastering the material and improving on tests.
Cara is amazing! Very knowledgeable but also relaxed and fun. She answers all your questions and never makes you feel bad for not knowing something. She also has late online tutoring sessions available which is great if you work full time.
Believe it or not most of my high school life I spent time with the worst science teachers (especially Chemistry) from 7-9th grade. Those years were a disaster. I was a C/D student. I hated/abhorred Chemistry so much!!! God blessed me and that's why I found her. What an epiphany. So FUNNY and INGENIOUS !! My instinct tells me she is the one. I love to work with this kind of teacher. This is a REAL TEACHER!!! I myself believe that the worst subject can also be the best and the most beautiful subject if you learn with the great teacher. Truly outstanding so far. Looking forward to learning more about Chemistry.
Cara helped me understand the hard to understand MCAT topics in an easily digestable manner. Also, Cara's MCAT mini groups are an amazing resource that must be utilized! There has been a tremendous amount of overlap between MCAT mini group content and topics tested on AAMC MCAT practice exams. Bottomline, come to MCAT mini group it is an amazingly useful resource.
I learned more about Chemistry in one hour than what I learned from my school teachers in three semesters
Cara Marie helped understand and apply physics concepts for the MCAT. She was prepared, enthusiastic, and passionate. She not only has mastery of the concepts but is eager to teach you what one really needs. Would recommend.
Cara Marie is an outstanding tutor! I am taking an accelerated college physics course as a prerequisite for graduate school, and with out Cara Marie's help, there is no way I would have been able to pass the course on my own. I learner different formula's then we had been given in class, which I understood better and found to be easier, then the one the professor had shown us. Cara Marie wants you to do well and is more than willing to work with you until you understand something. Her hours are very flexible, and I took comfort in being able to text her at any time if I had a question. Cara Marie is brilliant, get her as your tutor!
Been very helpful since the beginning! Makes MCAT concepts as easily understandable as possible! Puts a lot of effort in teaching us; with endless resources and nonstop practice problems! Thanks CM
We focused on the high priority items and Cara Marie was supportive and provided lots of options for self-study before the next lesson. Worked out great. Looking forward to the next lesson.
Let me start by saying that I am VERY particular when it comes to choosing and remaining with a tutor. Dr. CM (as we choose to call her) has been tutoring my son in AP Calculus for 6 months now. She's very knowledgeable and patient. My son writes and thinks very slowly. Dr. CM never rushes him through problems or through his thinking process. Dr. CM cares about students and that students get the help they need to succeed. My son values Dr. CM's tutoring so much that the fact that she teaches at one of the colleges to which he was accepted and offered to continue to tutor him if he needed it in college, weighed heavily in his decision to attend that college. She's a jewel of a tutor and fits our family perfectly.
Really awesome teacher. Thanks for tutoring me. Physics makes a lot more sense now. Get her; she's an amazing tutor.
Before I started tutoring with Cara Marie I felt completely overwhelmed by all things MCAT, but the combination of her online group lessons and one on one tutoring has not only helped me tackle the various subjects, it has also greatly improved my confidence. Whether it's a one hour, one on one lesson or the 30 min group lesson, Cara Marie is able to break down each topic and shows you how/why something works the way it does as opposed to simply asking you to memorize. With the online group sessions you have access to all of CM's previous lectures, which I constantly refer to for clarification as I study, as well as scientific literature, practice problems, and subject overviews. I would highly recommend both the one on one tutoring and the group lessons to anyone who is looking to improve their scores.
Cara worked with my son for over 2 weeks and his grade improved 5 points. This was enough to secure an A on the semester in AP Chem. She makes difficult concepts quite simple to understand. She is definitely worth the money.
Cara Marie is one of the most patient and helpful tutors I have come to work with through wyzant. We have worked together for two semesters now on organic chemistry (1 and 2) and physics with calculus (1 and 2). She really knows her stuff, and she is very passionate and knowledgeable about what she teaches. As a chemistry major, I have struggled immensely in my upper level courses because of poor teachers at my institution and the inability for them to help me grasp important concepts. Cara Marie takes all the confusion and stress out of such difficult to learn subjects and makes them understandable to the way a particular individual learns it best. Not only has she helped me better master such material, but she is patiently working with me to better solve problems to help me with my test/exam taking strategies. I get extremely anxious and nervous about all of my exams, despite understanding the material. Cara Marie has helped me better tackle this stress and anxiety by working on the material in a way that helps me learn it AND apply it better.
I haven't met a teacher more devoted to wanting to help her students succeed and excel in whatever subject matter they are studying. I am so fortunate I found her as a tutor through wyzant and I continue to improve in all aspects of my courses as I go through my semesters.
I highly recommend this tutor to any student going through difficult science or math material/courses, especially college level material. Cara Marie is very accommodating to an individual's needs and will always be the first person I reach out to for help in my college courses.
Cara is extremely helpful, super friendly, and very knowledgeable about all things MCAT. I would recommend her to anyone, and have definitely benefitted from her help!
Cara Marie M. helped me so much! We worked on problems from my study guide and I feel much more confident about my upcoming test.
Cara is amazing! I was apprehensive about online tutoring but didn't have a choice (there were no local tutors available). Cara walked me through concepts I had a difficult time understanding and relieved a lot of the stress and aggravation I started with. I will definitely be using her again!
Feeling overwhelmed with preparing for the MCAT but not wanting to take an expensive prep class, Cara Marie's daily 30 minute group review has been my saving grace! Working, taking classes and volunteering while preparing for the MCAT has been one of my biggest struggles has been trying to integrate studying into my busy schedule.
These short daily reviews that Cara Marie creates based on the MCAT syllabus, have helped give my studying the structure and jump start I desperately needed. She has the gift of taking complex topics (Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics etc), and makes these topics easy to understand. These group reviews are perfect to attend as a supplement to a review class (such as Examkrackers, Princeton Review etc) or for those studying independently. In addition to the 30 minute review also includes practice problems, summary sheets for various topics and recordings of each session! If you are feeling lost or overwhelmed with preparing for this exam, start attending MCAT group reviews!
Very knowledgeable about AP Calculus and everything it entails. Cara Marie helped me understand concepts I've been struggling with all semester only a day before my last test. I will definitely be contacting her again soon, she is a great tutor!
Simply put, Cara is a miracle worker. After being absent for three weeks, she has helped my daughter get back on track in chemistry and algebra. Her patience and knowledge in these areas make it seem effortless, and my daughter loves her!!
Thank you Cara!!
Cara is open and knowledgeable! First meeting went great, able to cover topics and questions with ease! Great suggestions for further practice. Plans made ahead for next meeting!
The group sessions for the MCAT are also a must! CM has a different schedule every month that goes through different topics such as biochemistry, biology, organic chemistry, physics, and general chemistry. These groups are based off of individual MCAT topics that CM pulls directly from the AAMC outline, short sweet and to the point. They are a great way to review, and ask questions. CM also posts problem sets to solidify all material.
Cara Marie tutors my daughter on several subject areas. One area of focus is reading and comprehension. After 8 lessons over 2 months, my daughter's PSAT score for reading improved by 80 points. That's results, and an undeniable testimony that Cara Marie is an effective tutor. Equally important is that the tutoring lessons have been fun, tailored and well-paced.
She taught me Physics basically the first part of physics like semesters worth in 2 hours! it was amazing and i TOTALLY understood it more than i ever have! she is patient explains things well and will repeat things until u get it. If you don't use her...shame on you! hehe
My daughter loved her. She is extremely well prepared, caring, and professional, highly motivated to make sure the time is well spent and that the student gets a lot from working with her.
Cara was great. I am studying for the TEAS test. I am an LPN but I have to take the test to go back for my RN. Cara helped me with math and science. I scheduled my next session before this one was even over. I feel like a weight has been lifted. So excited for the next session!
In the first 30 minutes, Cara explained what our HS teacher could not. My daughter felt immediately better, and understood the concept. She is now confident that her physics work will improve. What a relief!
Cara Marie was wonderful! She was very knowledgeable about the subject matter and was able to help me understand the material better than I had before meeting with her.
Cara tutored my son in physics. She was patient, was able to help with all topics, very encouraging and helped my son do very well on his physics homework and quiz! He was thrilled! He received his first 100!! Thank you Cara :)
She gave me a better understanding of Punnett Squares, helped define mitosis and meiosis, and more. She was interactive and made sure I knew the information.
Cara was very patient and explained things in a way that I understood. She is encouraging and doesn't make you feel bad when you aren't sure of the answers. I am looking forward to our next session.
My calculus study is moving along much faster with the one on one attention of Cara. While i still slip up from time to time, she is more than willing to explain work to me in several different ways until I truly understand what I am up against.
She goes above and beyond. Meticulous and makes you feel like it's her grade on the line when she's helping you with a concept. We worked through the finer points of the Gluconeogenesis pathway. Really a great tutor!
Cara is exactly what I hoped and prayed for! Gianna had a great session. Well worth the money spent!
Cara was able to help immediately with my English grammar. Excellent tutor and I will definitely use her service in the future. Thank you =)
She broke the problems down in easy to understand terms. She was very kind and made me feel comfortable while asking questions.
This tutor was extraordinary, from responsiveness, scheduling, to the actual delivery of services. We highly recommend her and look forward to scheduling many more lessons!
My daughter has really made progress in her SAT, ACT tests after her tutoring sessions with Cara. Cara has a great sense of identifying and focusing in on the areas my daughter needs the most help with. This makes her sessions even more helpful and the results are immediate. Cara's enthusiasm for the subject is inspiring and she is very personable.
Cara Marie responded very quickly to my (a little panicky) request for her help on a set of problems I had due the next day and made short work of them! Her teaching style made confusing and difficult material seem simple in less than 45 minutes. I loved working with her and would definitely recommend a session with her to my friends. Thanks so much!
Cara is the best! She is extremely patient and she comes prepared to our lesson! I will only use Cara moving forward.
Cara was very helpful w/ physics. She is very patient, quick to respond and pleasant to work with. She helped my daughter understand concepts easier. Thanks Cara!
On our first lesson she gave me tips and tricks and the most efficient methods that most students tend to find helpful. She is very supportive and helpful in making the answer clear.
Cara Marie has provided my daughter help in Calculus and Writing. In doing so, has reduced her stress level and increased her confidence as she enters the 10th grade. Cara Marie is a fantastic teacher and I highly recommend her!
Cara Marie helped my daughter review Algebra 1 and preview Algebra 2 over the summer. For me the parent, she was amazingly professional, very prompt in email communication, always on time, and very understanding when we needed to reschedule. For my daughter the student, Cara Marie was very efficient in explaining new information and reviewing basic skills. My daughter was able to finish her review work and learn new concepts in a relatively short amount of time. Many thanks, CM!
Great overview of basic calculus and pre-calculus concepts. Had online resources available to practice what I learned on my own.
She has helped me prepare for my calc 2 class over the summer, we were able to move through multiple chapters quickly and effectively. Cara Marie is a very intelligent tutor who is good at explaining methods and how to use them appropriately.
CM went over a Calculus summer review packet that my son had completed. She checked his answers and helped with solving some problems he had difficulty with.
She breaks the subject down so that my son really understands what he is doing. He said, "I wish I had her last year!"
Cara helped me study for a placement exam. I intend on utilizing her services throughout my academic program. I definitely feel more confident knowing that I have an experienced tutor to review coursework with.
My son Eteete reported that Cara did an excellent job in teaching him Calculus. She is highly knowledgeable in her area of speciality
Cara was very helpful and prepared. Cara taught me GRE Test Math and Statistics. Cara has helped me further master the calculator with statistical concepts.
Cara was very professional. She prepared a class for my son with days in advance. It was the first time my son used the online tutoring and he really liked it.
I took a summer Calc 3 class with a poorly rated prof. Even after meeting Cara Marie in my 2nd week of a 5 week class, she was able to give me the self esteem and confidence to hang to the end and pass a difficult class for transfer credit. I recommend Cara Marie for any class you might be struggling with. She always managed to make me feel good about my abilities and keep me going. I am going to continue tutoring with her for my next higher advanced math class. Thank you for all you've helped me with, Cara Marie.
She tutored undergraduate college level Biochemistry. Cara knows biochemistry in details. This is very important when one needs to cover many of its challenging topics quickly like when taking this course in a short summer session at a university. We highly recommend her.
My daughter benefited so much from Cara's help! She was prepared and knew how to explain the chemistry concepts in an easy-to-understand way!
My daughter learned some Reading Comp. tips and did a couple of Algebra 2 problems. She feels more confident about improving her Reading skills and took away some Math learning as well.
Cara Marie served as an outstanding tutor for our daughter. First, Cara Marie determined, based on practice tests, that our daughter was better suited for the ACT than for the SAT. Then she worked closely with her over a few months -- work that resulted in a high score on our daughter's first ACT test and then a higher score on the second try. Cara Marie not only teaches the topics well; just as important, she teaches test-taking strategies that are so crucial to doing well on these tests. I definitely recommend her.
She is amazing. She understands the most complicated concepts in statistics and gets me to understand them. I feel blessed to have found her. I could never get through the homework without her. The semester is coming to a close, and I have only the deepest gratitude to Cara Maie for all she has done for me. It would have been impossible on my own, and I never would have graduated! She is the best!
My experience with Cara Marie has been extremely positive. Cara Marie is a must-do if you want to cut your study time in half, focus in on what you need to know for the exam, and ace it!!
When we decided to hire Cara, my son was going through a tough time in his chemistry class. Before my son started working with her, his grades were very low and he was very upset about this. Ever since he had his first class, you could immediately see the change. His grades jumped from an F to a B+ in just a couple of months and it just kept on going upwards from there. Cara has positively impacted many areas in my son's life, such as how confident he feels about the chemistry subjects, his personality, since now he feels more confident about himself during classes, and in his future, since she inspired him to pursue a carrier involving chemistry/organic chemistry. Now he is actually enjoying chemistry, which is amazing. As parents, investing in our children's education is primordial, especially when that education comes from someone who is 100% prepared, knows the subject really well, and is very tolerant and patient towards its students.
Comes thoroughly prepared with material and takes extra time to make sure that the student fully understands the topic at hand. I definitely feel a lot better about enzyme kinetics now if I see it on the MCATs!
Cara teaches my daughter algebra II. I like the fact that she cares. She makes sure my daughter get the concepts of what she is teaching and understand how to apply it. This is a great way of teaching.
Cara is extremely patient and knowledgeable. She has come to lessons prepared with practice questions and takes the time to explain each problem. She has provided me with clarity and insight to problems that I would not have achieved on my own.
All went well we will continue as budget allows. Cara and our daughter worked well together we are looking forward to more lessons!
Cara is prepared, thorough, patient and focused. I feel very lucky to have found her for my 15 year old son who said he has learned more from her these last few days than he did all year in school.
Cara Marie is very patient and helpful. She comes to her lessons prepared at all times. And having her as a teacher is a decision I will never regret.
My daughter is struggling with Algebra 2 and met with Cara Marie on one occasion and had a phone tutoring session on another. My daughter finds Cara Marie very easy to work with and patient. She is very thorough and makes sure my daughter understands the concept before she moves on. She was unable to meet with us for a tutor session but made arrangements to talk with her over the phone. It was actually a huge help and my daughter is feeling more confident in this class knowing that her tutor is available to help her. We look forward to more tutor sessions and appreciate how much Cara Marie has helped my daughter so far.
Cara Marie M. seemed wonderful our first session. Over the next month she was late, cancelled and didn't show up for scheduled sessions.
This was unfortunately during a time of a medical emergency that lasted for approximately 3 weeks. I apologize to Susan for the inconsistency, and assure future clients that this was an outlier. If you're ever unhappy with a lesson, it's free.
Cara was fast to reply every time we had a question. Cara was friendly, and patient when she met with my daughter. My daughter has more confidence in taking her ACT test and it is all because Cara has helped her.
She is the best tutor I have ever had. She is really patient and accommodating. She always find time to fit in a session regardless of her busy schedule and she really knows her stuff!! Like she REEEEAAALLLLYYY knows her stuff!! I would recommend her to anybody! She definitely saved my life in Organic Chemistry.
Cara has been a lifesaver. She is very patient and will go over material until you understand it. Cara is very knowledgeable and can show you different ways to tackle a problem. I would recommend her to anyone who needs help in math.
There are many individuals who have great credentials and really know their areas of studies. However, there are very few people who not only know their content areas, but are outstanding at translating the information!!! Cara is an absolute chemistry Goddess!! She uses simple to understand language to make subjects like biochemistry actually make sense. She waves her magic wand and in her unassuming, judgement-free style, she clarifies very complex concepts. She also takes into account your personal goals and "packages" the information according to what you NEED to know and what you WANT to know. Time spent with her is very efficient and valuable use of time. She also is very responsible, punctual, and committed. She is VERY GENUINELY invested in your success. I was definitely on my way to failing biochemistry and I ended up with a B! She is my superhero!
Cara Marie ("CM") is a very good tutor. She has a low-key, laid-back style that I initially wondered about -- not sure how effective she'd be with my son. But, any doubts quickly evaporated as I got to know her and saw the results she's produced.
My son is getting help with Calculus AB and CM took time even before her first lesson to find out specifically what he wanted help with and brought along some relevant materials. She is very technically knowledgeable and also possesses a talent for explaining herself clearly in just the right way to make complex concepts intuitive to the student.
Not only has CM helped my son raise his grades, she's raised his self-confidence. He’s more self-assured in his mastery of math and his ability to succeed when challenged by difficult material. CM has become more than a tutor to us. She’s a trusted mentor who we hope can also find time to help our son with the challenging bio and chemistry work in his academic future.
Tutor was well organized and knew the material quite well had a plan from the get go and multiple resources. I was very pleased with my first class!!
Cara Marie was absolutely wonderful! I didn't have access to a car and she was always willing to come to me at home or at work. She went above and beyond and was even willing to check homework and check lab write ups via email outside of our tutoring session. She was great at showing me the tricks and shortcuts and also was good about breaking down the harder concepts! Organic chemistry would have been a nightmare without her!!
Cara Marie was an amazing resource during my college application process! She read over my application essays and provided helpful critique to develop my ideas to their fullest potential.
CM is wonderful. My son is very comfortable with her teaching style and he is able to understand the material much better after she has helped him. She is totally flexible and accommodating to my son's busy schedule. So glad we found her. She's great!
Cara Marie knows her subject well and has been able to give my daughter the extra help she needs to grasp math concepts and to boost her confidence in her mathematical abilities. Cara Marie has been flexible with her schedule and tries as best she can to assist when math emergencies arise. She is a well qualified and caring tutor.
She's an awesome tutor! She makes sure that I understand and reviews if I don't. Also provides a lot of supplement help.
She is a great tutor. Explains everything very clear. She responses to emails and calls. She also sends you additional information about the topics that you are learning.
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I've worked with multiple students on all aspects of ACT prep, but I specialize in the math section.
I review each of the critical topics covered by the ACT math section and give students as many practice problems as they would like! I also make sure that students know how to think critically about each question while maintaining good test-taking time management.
I routinely work with high school students taking Algebra II. I do my best to make algebra fun and non-threatening. I try to present the material in a manner that is understandable. I'm very patient - if a student doesn't understand one way that I explain material, I'll find another. We'll work problems together and go through each concept step-by-step.
Biochemistry is my specialty. My PhD is in biochemistry, and I've well-versed and trained in the subject. I take great pride in my ability to break down very difficult biochemical concepts into manageable material. With biochemistry students, my job is to take the extraordinary amount of detail professors throw at you, and turn it into an understandable package of material. I am great at working with concepts, but I also can help you work through your problem sets, even difficult ones. I'm not intimidated by even the most difficult problems! My goal is to make biochemistry a fun and enjoyable experience.
For more info on how I approach biochemistry, see Oly's feedback on my feedback page.
Calculus is one of my specialties. As silly as it sounds, I really enjoyed taking calculus in high school and college. I love tutoring it now. I routinely work with high school students taking Calculus AB and BC and college students taking Calculus I, II and higher calculus classes, including Multivariable Calculus and Analytical Calculus (proof-based calculus for math majors).
Chemistry is one of my favorite subjects to tutor. I've worked with high school chemistry students on a variety of levels (standard chemistry, honors chemistry and AP chemistry), and for college students, I can help with General Chemistry, and any upper level Chemistry class, including Organic, Analytical and Physical Chemistry.
As a math major, I've taken formal courses in both ordinary differential equations (ODE) and partial differential equation (PDE). I've tutored both courses at the college level.
As a biology major and as a biochemist, I've taken formal courses in Genetics at both the undergrad and graduate level. I've TAed undergraduate genetics and I've successfully tutored undergrad genetics multiple times. Check out my genetics "Answers" on the WyzAnt Answers page!
I majored in math, and my favorite class by far was linear algebra. I was a teaching assistant for a linear algebra class, and have done private tutoring with a linear algebra student. I have experience with matrix addition and multiplication, matrix inversion, and finding determinants, and proofs with linear algebra theorems. I am also skilled with eigenvalues, eigenvectors and eigenspaces.
MCAT is hands, down, the subject that I tutor most frequently. I target the test-taking and scientific analysis skills required to succeed on the MCAT through a mix of problems, scientific literature and passage analysis. I am well-versed in teaching any of the sciences covered on the exam - General chemistry, Organic chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics and Biology.
I also run a daily MCAT group that is designed to target the highest yield topics on the MCAT. Each group session is 30 mins long, online and recorded so that students can review the video at their convenience; the teaching is interactive and students can ask questions during the mini-lecture. In addition, to cover the psychology/sociology portion of the exam and the CARS section of the exam, I've partnered with two amazing tutors who teach group sessions on Psych/Soc material and the CARS material covered by the MCAT. The links to their profiles are:
Will (CARS): https://www.wyzant.com/match/tutor/86333656/
During group, we are constantly reviewing high yield MCAT material and teaching in the way the AAMC tests the topics. We often have more than 2-3 MCAT topics being covered each day in group and sessions are unlimited. All of the study materials you need are also provided, including textbooks, practice problems, review books and practice passages.
I also do one-on-one tutoring for the Chem/Phys and Bio/Biochem portions of the exam, but the group is designed to be affordable ($75/month), personalized and a great way to keep MCAT material fresh until your test day!
Organic chemistry is another one of my specialties. I was an organic chemistry teaching assistant (which included one hour per week of teaching it in a classroom to college undergraduates) twice in the past three years. I'm skilled with both organic chemistry 1 and 2.
I take great pride in my ability to break down very difficult organic reactions into the basic concepts. With organic students, I try to take all of the reactions, and abstract the general principles so that students can understand any reaction they're given. Organic chemistry does not have to be awful! My goal is to make it a fun and enjoyable experience.
For more info on how I approach organic chemistry, see Kim's feedback on my feedback page.
I've helped many high school (regular track and AP Physics) and college students (Physics I and II) through their problems with physics. I'm very well versed in both algebra-based and calculus-based physics, and being a math major, I'm not afraid to help you tackle difficult problems!
I can absolutely help you proofread and edit your papers (high school, college and graduate) and college application essays. I look at papers for content, grammar, punctuation, word choice and structure.
For topics that I'm familiar with (literature, English, any of the sciences), I can help construct the arguments and analyze the flow and structure of the overlying argument.
I know the ins-and-outs of trigonometry, from right triangle trigonometry to the trigonometry of obtuse and acute triangles. I'm also fluent in trigonometric identities and can teach you the properties and graphs of the 6 trigonometric functions.
I have a lot of experience working on papers with students. I can help students with conceptualizing arguments, structuring their papers, editing and proofreading.
I absolutely love helping students with their college application essays. I help you rbing out your creativity, I'll go through multiple drafts with you and I'll help ensure that they're perfect before you turn them in to your colleges of choice.